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USGS National Training Center (NTC)

The USGS National Training Center in Denver, Colorado, offers nine technology enabled classrooms and conference rooms for use by Federal, State, and local government groups. Learning support services for group events in any NTC room are available at $30 per participant, per day for up to 12 participants (no fee for additional participants). Learning support services are provided for meetings at no charge if the meeting is reserved less than 60 calendar days in advance. Please see all the learning support services that NTC provides at Support Services and Facility Information.

Classrooms Conference Rooms
Computer Non Computer  
Earth Hydro Eco
  Oceans Diamond
  Polar I Polar I
  Polar II Polar II
Nancy Gregory at 303-445-4668 or email

Live Virtual Classroom

Photograph of the Earth Room

Can’t travel for training? In 2018, designated, live classes held at the NTC in Denver will be accessible from any location. You’ll be able to enter your classroom virtually by opening a browser from wherever your computer is located. Live virtual classes normally feature several instructors with one responding to remote participant questions on the chat screen while the other is presenting. You can also use your phone to ask questions. As always, your instructors will provide plenty of self-paced activities to help you retain what you learn.

Registration and preparation is the same as for your classmates sitting in the NTC classroom. As usual, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the course outline and read over the course materials in advance. To ensure your Remote Learning class is a success, NTC provides a tip sheet on “How to get the Most from Your Remote Learning Class.” Once registered, NTC staff will ensure you get your course materials in advance and also provide real-time technical assistance.

Look for NTC course announcements indicating the class is available via Remote Learning Classroom. Questions? Contact Patty Gonwa,, tel: 303-445-4680 or Ralph Roland,, tel: 303-445-4678

bulletTeaching Remote Students Virtually—A Primer for Instructors

bulletTechniques for Teaching a Virtual Class

bulletUSGS Remote Learning Classes—What Remote Students Need to Know

Landsat Conference Room

Photograph of the Idea Room

This technology enabled room is available for groups of up to 10 to meet in a relaxed setting. This is not your usual meeting space! Comfortable seating makes this the perfect place for groups or teams to work together and consider the possibilities.

Solar Break Room

Picture of the student break room - the Solar Room

Affectionately known as the "recharge zone," this room offers a refrigerator, filtered water, two microwaves, snack and soda vending, and a Keurig® hot beverage dispenser. Have a seat at the coffee shop style tables and catch up on TV News or the Science Channel. Four "communication stations" with laptops, telephones, and printer allow you to stay in touch.

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